New Lanark World Heritage Site Visitor Centre Scotland
New Lanark Visitor Centre, , South Lanarkshire, M11 9DB
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
Engage and inspire your class with the story of New Lanark and many other exciting topics?
New Lanark World Heritage Site welcomes groups of all ages. The Site is a fantastic resource for schools to explore. We offer a range of fun interactive opportunities that bring learning to life in a very special setting.
Enjoy the Visitor Centre that is open all year round, along with a choice of activities that are designed to support the Curriculum for Excellence and provide a valuable and interesting, cross-curricular learning experience outside the classroom.
New Lanark is a former 18th century cotton spinning mill village which is now recognised as one of Scotland's 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of outstanding universal value. At New Lanark we welcome thousands of school children a year to our historic site to enjoy a variety of learning opportunities, as well as a fun day out.
The Scottish Government's heritage education travel subsidy is offered to schools throughout Scotland to encourage visits to heritage sites of national importance in support of Curriculum for Excellence and outdoor learning. This includes New Lanark World Heritage Site. Please contact us directly to discuss how you can apply for this.
What is the Travel Subsidy for?
It provides financial assistance with transport costs between your school and New Lanark for either teacher-led visits or for groups taking part in activities in the guided education programme. The subsidy is available all year round.
Who can apply?
Any Scottish school can apply, but funding is limited and not guaranteed. Applications should meet the following criteria:
The visit must be for a genuine educational purpose and booked in advance.
Applications should be made prior to the visit and all claims must be made within one month of the date of visiting.
Priority will be given to schools in areas with high indicators of multiple deprivation in accordance with the Scottish Government's Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.
How much funding is available?
The subsidy covers 75% of transportation costs, up to a maximum of £250.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your booking, but rebook to visit within 3 months of the original visit date there is only a £25 administration fee. If you do not rebook you are liable to pay 50% of the cost of the booking.